Bond Set At $2 Million For Grocery Store Active Shooter Suspect

August 18, 2019

Bond has been set at $2 million for the suspect in an active shooter situation Thursday at an Escambia County grocery store.

Reginald Lee Booker, 29, is charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, robbery with firearm, use or display of a weapon during a felony, firing a weapon in a public, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He remains in Baptist Hospital where he underwent surgery due to gunshot wounds. An update on his condition has not been made available.

According to the ECSO, Booker walked into the Grocery Advantage on Lillian Highway at New Warrington Road with a handgun and then opened fire, according to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. He said the suspect was the only person injured; no civilians or deputies were hurt.

Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said three deputies were on scene quickly, and “they started to pursue the gunman through the store”.  He said the suspect, now identified as Booker, ran into the back warehouse area of the store and was hiding behind boxes of produce.

“The deputies challenged him there. He produced a firearm, and he was shot,” Simmons said. He described the gun as a small caliber handgun.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the officer involved shooting. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge. Mugshot above is from May 2018.



3 Responses to “Bond Set At $2 Million For Grocery Store Active Shooter Suspect”

  1. free willy on August 19th, 2019 12:48 am

    X2 —-Why any bond at all? Do they want him to kill somebody BEFORE he gets no bond.

  2. Old Guy on August 18th, 2019 8:44 pm

    I’m prone to agree with you given the fact he’s a convicted felon who had a gun. However, somebody would have to put up $200K to bond him out. Perhaps the judge will reconsider.

  3. ensley boy on August 18th, 2019 12:23 pm

    Why any bond at all? Do they want him to kill somebody BEFORE he gets no bond.

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